Wikipedia page of Elive DELETED

At least in the english wikipedia there is literally no wikipedia page.

If there was a wikipedia page, it would be much better.

Also, i'm sure there are lots of developers willing to volunteer, it would make updates faster and therefore users would be more attracted to it. As a nice side effect, @Thanatermesis could spend less time programming and more time marketing/having a life.


It's the second time the wikipedia page of Elive dissapppears, WTF is wrong with the world? @grottem put a lot of effort making this page exist again !!

WTF is wrong with the world!

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Created new thread for this (fucking big) issue

mentions: @triantares @stoppy98 @Rebel450 @yoda @maxinou @E-Nerd @Franc @TheTechRobo @Terry_Rosinski @LupusE @zbd @vesteve58 @IamElive @jibel @Elivish @she_dyed @Fantasy_Apple @Hammer459 @Nick_te_Lindert...

Anybody knows how is possible to recover a wikipedia page ? there was important contents on it! wtf / why it has been deleted? how is possible? :omfg: :disbelief:

Reason found here: Elive - Wikipedia

Possibly interesting older version: Elive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

related: Wikipedia strategy

I think that you can get it back (if you are the author) by contacting Wikipedia.
Notable is that the old page has a notice that it relies too much on reference ... so more nonsense text and less referencing terms...


Give me the time to finish my exams and i will update (again) the italian one and afterwards the english one (i did not do anything on this one because i do not trust my english grammar skills)

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we can do it from all of us, so we can easily exchange better wording, rephrasings, contents, and being alert about changes needed (like that deletion notification that nobody noticed) :slight_smile:


As to answer @LupusE from IRC:

<LupusE> how many people reched elive via the wikipedia page? did you checked in the logs?
<LupusE> maybe it is for good. now we've able to build a, improved site? 

yes, the wikipedia page was the second source of users that comes to the elive website, so:

  1. distr0watch
  2. wikipedia
  3. others (don't remember / misc-less-important ones)
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BTW: having access to the old page (from will be a very good thing to import back wanted / needed / good contents), so the first will be re-create the page with minimal info and then starting to copy-paste contents (not one in a shot to avoid those angry moderators to dislike it because of the same contents)

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We actually need someone to take charge of that ...... even translations.

Volunteers ?? Anyone??

Here goes showing there's simply still too few of us . :face_with_head_bandage:

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I used to take care of translations with eltrans in my free time.
If you referred to the wikipedia page i'll take care of the italian one (i think it was not deleted coz i updated it at times. Though never done a big job apart adding some details about the latest beta, it needs a big rewriting)

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we should group a few of us to start insisting wikipedia to recover it / create it, contacting moderators and stuff (i dont know much how wikipedia works)

about translations, we* can help on that too (each one that has a different language), but is a secondary thing and depends first of a "source" article from where to get the information (the one in english)

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I signed on as editor to make a slight adjustement to @stoppy98 's work here.

But there definitely has to be more of us to be even useful.


So following this guideline: Wikipedia:Copying text from other sources - Wikipedia

I imported the version from SIMPLE to the main English one, which is the one should be based all the other ones, and the most important one because it has the biggest number of visits from users than the other ones

I also updated a few minor things in both pages

So for now, the Draft is created: Draft:Elive - Wikipedia (you can click on it), so please, add yourself as an editor too, try to add a reference or something like this (to add a value as an editor) and make sure that you are set as "watcher" for the page since its the most important one from wikipedia

You can also try to pick up some valuable content which is not yet included from the old page, which had many valuable content: Elive - Wikipedia :typing:

Another way to improve it is also by looking the pages of other important distro's, specially because they have some important references (like the info box) on which the article will be referenced back in lists later

After that, we will submit the Draft and hope that doesn't gives any problems :slight_smile: , specially since its based from the other one which looks very correct, but these wikipedia guys are very strict about the neutrality of words, which in spain we say for that "do not sell me your motorbike", the references for everything, and again, the neutrality (not saying "it is the best of the world so far in all the galaxies")

And so we will have back the important Wikipedia page :smiley: :1up:


Yeah i realized i wrote the simple english version when i was done and i honestly did not understand how to make it in a new language :joy:

Updated link to the Draft: Draft:Elive - Wikipedia

Maybe you clicked on it before and it didn't worked

So yeah this is the page we need to review and improve (all the ones that wants to collaborate with this very important topic for Elive) before to submit it to review and have back the wikipedia page of Elive, after we have it working

Next step will be Wikipedia strategy which basically means, put a lot of references between all the linux* related wikipedia pages to promote elive as a more known & stablished linux distro

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I can take care of the Swedish Wikipedia article. Translation or create. Im 100% correct in Swedish (proofreader). For now there is nothing about Elive...


I could help with grammar; I'm no good at adding info but I could totally help with grammar and spelling :slight_smile:

We really need to get this shit dealt with. Sorry for my language but seriously! :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:

Thank you everyone for your dedication to solving this crap :slight_smile:


Just fixed some grammar... Hopefully soon we can get this sorted out.

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I kinda know how wikipedia works and most moderators are hard, even if something was an attempt to be good they block you

I almost got blocked trying to contribute!